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Articles & Databases: Music

 

For additional music resources see Music Research Guide.

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Academic Search Premier Scholarly and popular articles on many subjects. Can limit to peer reviewed 1983 to present
All Music Guide A good source for brief biographical information on musicians and groups of all kinds, album reviews, lists of songs on individual albums, and general critical information on musical styles, etc. No Updated frequently
ArticleFirst Search by keywords in the titles and authors of articles from thousands of journals on many subjects. More Details... Scholarly and professional journals 1990 to present
Grove Music Online Part of Oxford Music Online, this is the leading scholarly English language music encyclopedia, incorporating The New Grove Dictionary of Opera and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. It includes links to sound files in the Classical Music Library. More Details... Articles are by scholars Updated quarterly
HSU Library Song Index Use this growing database to search for songs in anthologies in the HSU Library. Search for title or composer keywords or phrases Not applicable Vary
International Music Score Library Project A growing virtual library in wiki format of thousands of public domain music scores, as well as scores from contemporary composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge. Browse by composer name or time period, work time period, or genre. Primary source material Scores from ancient times to the present are included; updated frequently
JSTOR Journal backfiles in many subject areas; fulltext is included for each article. More Details... Yes From the first issue to 5 years ago for each publication included
Naxos Music Library Naxos Music Library (NML) is the world's largest online classical music library, offering streaming access to classical, jazz, world music, film music, and both classic and contemporary rock. NML also include synopses of over 700 operas, a pronunciation guide for composer and artist names, and a glossary of musical terms. More Details... Not applicable Vary
OmniFile Full Text Mega Scholarly and popular articles on many subjects, a good source for music reviews. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed 1984 to present

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Anthropology Plus Music and ethnomusicology in worldwide social and cultural anthropology, ethnology, and folklore from journal articles, reports, commentaries, books, and book chapters. More Details... Yes Late 19th century to present
ATLAReligion Scholarly journals and books on many aspects of religion and theology; good for discussions of religious music, music in worship, hymnody, Christian rock, etc. More Details... Yes 1949 to present
Bibliography of Asian Studies Lists western-language books, articles, and book chapters on all parts of Asia on many subjects, including music.  Many sources are published in Asia and reflect an Asian viewpoint. More Details... Some scholarly sources are included, but cannot limit to these Some as early as 1779; 1971 to present for most sources
Ethnic NewsWatch Fulltext of newspapers, magazines, and journals from the ethnic, minority, and Native press. There is a Spanish language search interface as well as Spanish fulltext materials. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed Vary for each publication; the earliest begin in 1992 to present
GenderWatch Fulltext of scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and NGO, government, and special reports that focus on how gender impacts a broad spectrum of subject areas. More Details... Can limit to peer reviewed Vary for each publication; the earliest begin in the 1970s to present
Handbook of Latin American Studies Lists books and other sources selected by experts on many subjects related to Latin America, including music. Many are in Spanish. More Details... Scholarly materials are included, but cannot limit to these 1935 to present
LexisNexis Academic Fulltext of newspapers and magazines; in addition to news, a good source for reviews of major music performances, recordings, and festivals, interviews with contemporary composers, conductors, performers, etc. More Details... No Vary for each publication; most begin in the 1990s

Other Databases to Consider

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Dissertation and Theses: The Humanities and Social Sciences Collection Includes fulltext for thousands of dissertations and masters theses produced in the United States. If fulltext is not linked, order the item on interlibrary loan. Don't use their "order a copy" link. More Details... Dissertations are prepared under scholarly direction 1637 to present
Project MUSE Fulltext of about 200 scholarly journals on subject in the arts and humanities. More Details... Yes Vary for each publication; some are backfiles only